dnata Opens New Perishable Cargo Facility in Singapore

DUBAI, U.A.E., 4th August 2013: dnata has opened a new state-of-the-art perishable cargo handling centre at its airfreight facility at Changi Airport, Singapore.

The facility was formally opened with an event hosted by dnata President Gary Chapman and other senior members of the management team from Dubai, together with management and staff based in Singapore. Celebrating the launch, the event was attended by representatives from the Singapore aviation community, including dnata’s airline customers, cargo agents and Changi Airport.

Representing an investment of over S$4 million, the new centre is capable of processing 75,000 tons of perishables annually. It enables dnata’s cargo team to offer an uncompromised chilled and frozen storage and cool chain product to its airline customers at Changi Airport, catering to product categories including fresh fruit, meat and pharmaceuticals.

The new chilled cargo facility has been designed and built with flexibility and unique product handling requirements in mind, taking advantage of the latest cold storage technologies and designs. The cold storage areas in the centre are modular, to enable teams to manage changing handling demands with dedicated climate control capability.

A web-based monitoring system is also in place to facilitate real-time management of all areas. The new facility also enables dnata to provide its customers at Changi with a one-stop audit trail of all consignments whilst being processed through the facility.

This new facility is part of an unprecedented S$30 million investment programme by dnata over a two-year period in Singapore to ensure it can offer the highest level of customer service in the market.